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Monthly Archives: July 2015

US urges end to discrimination against disabled, consideration of same-sex marriage

Last Updated on Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:19 by GxMedia The United States (US) on Thursday urged Guyana to eliminate all forms of discrimination against disabled persons, and mildly hoped that the South American country would eventually allow same-sex marriages. Addressing a reception at the Marriott Hotel to mark the US’ 239th Independence Anniversary,  Charge D’Affaires of the American Embassy, ...

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High Court action seeks to block two ministers from sitting in National Assembly

Last Updated on Friday, 3 July 2015, 1:02 by GxMedia A People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) candidate is challenging the constitutionality of two government parliamentarians sitting in the National Assembly because their names have not been extracted from the coalition’s list of candidates. Desmond Morian, a PPPC candidate in the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, says Minister of ...

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The Bahamas expresses “solidarity” with Caricom countries affected by territorial claims

Last Updated on Friday, 3 July 2015, 0:09 by GxMedia The Bahamas’ Prime Minister, Perry Christie was the only Caribbean Community (Caricom) leader to signal his country’s solidarity with countries in the region whose territorial sovereignty is under threat at Thursday’s opening of the summit of regional leaders in Barbados. The outgoing Caricom Chairman’s remarks came against the background of ...

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Guyana’s growth slumped to 3.9 percent in 2014; PPP, PSC differ on economic recession

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015, 21:22 by GxMedia by Zena Henry and Denis Chabrol A 1.7 decline in Guyana’s economic growth in 2014 is already being used as a political football by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), although the Private Sector Commisison (PSC) is disputing claims that the country is heading into a recession. Newly-elected Private ...

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Guyana national tops Secondary Entrance Exam in Tobago

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015, 17:34 by GxMedia REPRODUCED FROM TRINIDAD GUARDIAN Guyana national Debra Amata has topped the Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) in Tobago. The 12-year-old Signal Hill Government Primary School student moved to Tobago in 2014 with her parents, who are both medical doctors attached to the Scarborough General Hospital.  A very outspoken Debra scored 238.298 points ...

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Canadians with heart help Guyanese children

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015, 17:26 by GxMedia REPRODUCED FROM HERALD NEWSby Laura Fraser Dr. Debra Isaac monitors the steady thump, thump, thump of a Guyanese girl’s heart, healthy now thanks to surgery in April and equipment from Nova Scotia that kept the tiny organ alive throughout the operation. The girl was one of a dozen children in ...

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Venezuela’s maritime claim impacts on the wider Caribbean- Greenidge

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015, 16:06 by GxMedia Guyana will warn the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) that Venezuela’s recent unilateral extension of its maritime boundaries takes in the sea space of several Caribbean islands when regional leaders meet from Thursday in Barbados for their annual summit. Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge told AFP that his ...

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Government pumps $6.3M into defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic, reviews for Clinics countrywide

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015, 15:55 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Government has approved over $6M to aid the two-year long defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic. The announcement was made by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who expressed Cabinet’s intention to upkeep the subvention- based agency. Harmon said a “spirited” representation was made by Minister of Social Protection ...

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Cash-strapped Iwokrama gets govt grant

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015, 0:34 by GxMedia Cabinet has approved a US$100,000 grant to the Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation, following an appeal made by the Minister of Governance with Responsibility for the National Patrimony Raphael Trotman. This will be used to address what was described by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon as the organisation’s, “very ...

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